To ensure people’s well-being, health and dignity, the community needs:

  • Increased government subsidies for health care, especially dental care, vision care, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.ginger
  • Affordable, culturally safe, and language-appropriate health care providers, such as doctors, pharmacists, acupuncturists, and Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors.
  • Educational programs that address and prevent local environmental and public health issues including infestations, malnutrition, sanitation, pollution, and drug addiction.
  • Social services, employment, language training, housing, and other support, especially for people who are poor, homeless, or have mental health illnesses or other health challenges.
  • Culturally safe and language-appropriate assistance for people who are applying for government benefits and entitlements, such as social housing, Old Age Security (OAS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), and permanent residency or citizenship.
  • Accessible and language-appropriate information, both online and in print (e.g., mailers to residents), about government services.